Bridges

When I saw that WordPress had a word prompt challenge of ‘Bridge’ I decided to write a post.

I like bridges. I don’t know why – perhaps it is because quite often they are beautifully designed and constructed. Or maybe it is the way that you can stand on a bridge and be over water and look down on it.

I asked my husband to take this photo in Berwick on Tweed because I loved the idea of standing on a bridge taking a picture of a bridge within a bridge.

Here’s the map. We were standing on the old Berwick Bridge looking at the road and beyond that, the railway bridge.

Whilst on holiday in the autumn I took a photo of a river from a bridge and then at another location the river flowing under another bridge from the bank. I love to watch the water tumbling and creating bubbles.

The photos below provided the idea for a watercolour painting that I started while away but still haven’t finished.

I put the painting to one side and then did a bit to it at art group before abandoning it again. However, this week I took it and did some more work on it and am starting to see that it might actually not be too bad. Worth continuing with I think.

Watercolour Work in progress

I often stop and stand on the bridge over the River Churnet where I live and gaze at the water flowing and the trees on the bank when I go on my regular walk around the lake.

One of my favourite songs from the 1970s is Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. I have always sung it imagining it is Jesus singing to me.

When you’re weary,
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes,
I will dry them all
I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water,
I will lay me down

Jesus laid himself down to death on a cross, like a bridge over troubled water, so that we could cross over into eternal life. He was raised to new life, so that we can know the comfort and peace that comes from being in a good relationship with God and He intercedes for us with God. He is a friend in need – a friend indeed – one that will never leave nor forsake us. Although at times we may not be aware of His presence with us, he is just a heartbeat and a cry away.

 

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